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Region 5 - most popular tag
« on: August 11, 2017, 03:47:59 PM »
Now that the draws are over....

What do folks think the most coveted units are in region 5 for a big bull?  Margaret? 

In terms of applications, it looks like Toutle is the most applied for.
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Re: Region 5 - most popular tag
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 04:21:11 PM »
Toutle or possible Coweeman. Probably Toutle.
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Re: Region 5 - most popular tag
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 04:30:12 PM »
I'm an east side Elk hunter as I refuse to sit in the rain in brush and hunt elk by brail!  But I hear a lot about the Margaret Unit, and I have seen some nice elk on the way to and from climbing Mt. St. Helens. 

Not planning to change to a west side hunter anytime soon, but I always wondered about where the hot units are on the west side.  Toutle seems to get the most permit hits, and I think it is a permit only unit as I recall.

Just not sure what the impact of hoof rot has had.
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Re: Region 5 - most popular tag
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 08:01:58 AM »
Margaret unit is no longer a draw.  FYI

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Re: Region 5 - most popular tag
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 10:48:33 AM »
due to hoof rot?  or did they just redraw the units?
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Re: Region 5 - most popular tag
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 11:03:54 AM »
I believe due to private landowner damage and the profits they receive selling $350 permits to people who like limping elk.
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Re: Region 5 - most popular tag
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 12:13:17 PM »
East end of Margaret is now Norway Pass.
Best tag in 5 is probably the rifle rut tag in any unit.  Followed by toutle,Norway,Smith and Whittier.

 

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